NYC POETRY FESTIVAL
Textiles inspired by poetry by the NYC Poetry Festival headliners 2022. Dress shown inspired by Sharon Olds.
Our bodies are matching
Our bodies are glowing
Our bodies are covered with gold
Our bodies fit inside one another
Our bodies are covered with longing
Our bodies brace for a paint brush
so that at least you will know
where I came from,
at least someone will know
where I came from.
They couldn’t speak French
well and bought a ticket
to the wrong city that they decided
to go with because it was much closer:
Red and blue on the dresser,
dust in the folds,
stretching towards the dim lamp.
to carry your corazon
in a matchbox
- Iryna Shuvalova